Toyota to Introduce Special, Limited “860” Edition 86 Coupe Later This Month

Posted Friday, Mar 17, 2017 by North Hollywood Toyota

For those that do not know what the Toyota 86 coupe is or how it came about, let’s first look at a brief history of the model. Originally the 86 was rolled out back in 2012 and was a jointly developed vehicle designed by Toyota and Subaru. It was sold all over the world under different brand names, depending on in what country you were shopping for the sporty 2-door coupe.

Toyota to Introduce Special, Limited “860” Edition

Toyota sold it as the 86 with some minor name variants, such as the GT86, pretty much everywhere around the world, except in the United States and Canada. Subaru, on the other hand, sold it as the BRZ everywhere around the world.

Here in the United States and Canada, Toyota had another car line it was marketing toward Millennials and younger people, called Scion. Rather than release it as a Toyota model, it was instead sold as the Scion FRS up until August of 2016.

Last year, Toyota decided to discontinue its Scion car lines, and absorb certain models and rebrand them as Toyota vehicles. The Scion iA, iM, and FRS all were made part of the Toyota line for the 2017 model year. The iA was rebranded as the Yaris iA. The iM was rebranded as the Corolla iM. The FRS was rebranded as the 86.

Now the that 86 has become more global, with Toyota selling it worldwide now under this brand, they decided to celebrate the new model by offering a special, limited edition 860 version of the 86 that will start to be rolled out later this month at Toyota dealers in Los Angeles and throughout North America.

The 860 model will be offered in a reddish-orange color with black racing stripes down the hood, roof, and rear of the vehicle. There will also be some other minor changes to the exterior, like a black-chrome finish and 17-inch wheels. Inside the sporty vehicle, Toyota has upgraded to a push button start, bigger instrument panel screens, black leather seating and trim with orange stitching, dual-zone climate controls, and heated seats.

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If the “Supernova Orange” is not your preferred color, Toyota will also be rolling out the 860 in a special edition “Halo White” color. To tie in with the limited edition 860 name, Toyota will produce 860 of the 86s in each color, for a total of 1,720 vehicles. The 860 edition 86s will be available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or an automatic, which is an additional charge.

For those of you who were fans of the Scion FRS, the 860 is essentially an upgraded version with more features and a stylish and trendy trim package. To learn more about the Toyota 86 or the limited edition 860 model, as well as other former Scion models now under the Toyota brand, please feel free to stop by North Hollywood Toyota today or call us at (818) 508-2967.